Hammerspace - Kings of Mediocrity (EP)
01. Pull The Trigger
02. The Kings of Mediocrity
03. Into The Future
04. The Rat
05. For The Fallen
06. Game Over
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming, "Production" by Timothy Branch
All Audio Content Copyright Timothy Branch, 2012.
Steal this album all you want, but don't steal my work!
Artwork Copyright Holly G., 2012
If you're like me and feel the artwork is simply too awesome for this album, you have her to thank.
Thank you for downloading The Kings of Mediocrity! Please direct all hate, slander, love, praise, reviews, questions, comments,
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I firmly believe this is some of my better work and I would like as many people as possible to enjoy it with me.
As such, if you like this album (even a little!) please help spread it like the disease it is.
Released on Torn Flesh Records, July, 2012
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Hammerspace: Liquor. Metal. Nerds. METAL.
July 30, 2012
Hammerspace - Kings of Mediocrity (EP) Review
Power chords, synths, and odd drum beats. Pretty much sums up this album. Starting off with “Pull the Trigger,” the album starts with a mid-range frequency, quickly accompanied by a groovy little bass riff repeated for most of the 2 minutes and fourteen seconds of the song. The first track is no-where near the best track on the album, but it does manage to grab the listeners attention. A synth riff is soon playing with the bass line, and a basic rock beat is going in the background. As the songs fades out the mid-range frequency comes back. Not a bad intro.
The riffs and licks of the songs are mid to slow paced, always catchy and never overly complex. This makes the album very easy listening. Also, sometimes the guitar is used in a percussive way, doing chugs such as in deathcore. Not a huge fan of that style of music, but that technique fits well into the album. The synths are always a tiny, almost comical noise, that little bit of happiness opposing the somewhat more negative sound of the guitar. Tending to be high pitched, this album relies a lot of synths and electronic instruments. If you listen the drums are perfect. Why? Drum machine. Not a complaint though. The best things about drum machines is that the music tends to have a steady tempo, because bands don’t have to deal with that one drummer that can’t keep a beat. The drums, for the most part, play simple rock beats, however, they do have more complex patterns, especially on the last 20 or so seconds of the last song “Game Over.” This album has a decent assortment of instruments. Lightly distorted guitar, a bass, loads of video game like synths, and vocals. Yes, this is what is dubbed “Nerd Metal.”
Another way this album shines is vocally. As they can’t really be described as one style of metal vocals, I would say they are a harsh whisper. Airy, light, but with a little distortion added. They vary throughout the album, ranging from a pure whisper to a near growl. The vocals remind me of those in Mortiferous Scorn albums. The clarity and enunciation is great; you don’t even need the lyrics provided in the info file. The quality does vary a little, with a noticeable improvement on the vocals at the end of the album as opposed to those in the beginning, but the vocals are never bad.
Overall, good album. Very easy listening, with a blend of electronics and guitars. I recommend this is if you like melodic death metal, or black metal.
July 8, 2012
I FUCKING LOVE this album!!!
I FUCKING LOVE this album!!! I was worried because the artwork by Holly G was way too awesome for this album. The music is awesome easy to add to any playlist even your most conservative work environment shouldn’t be offended with this album, okay maybe not appropriate at the library but everywhere else.
No need to steal this album. You can download it for free from Torn Flesh Records easy just click on the handy dandy link I provide under every album picture.
Watch out for the intro to Game Over it’s a tad unexpected and harsh. I say put this one our radar, I look forward to future albums from Hammerspace and the mastermind behind it Timothy Branch.
My favorite tracks on this album are The Rat and Into the Future, To the Fallen.
Play it loud and Enjoy!!!!